In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gnome Tweak on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The Gnome Tweak Tool is a utility used to customize the overall look and behavior of elements on the Gnome Desktop Environment. Some of the things you can do with GNOME Tweaks are edit font colors and scaling, disable animations for desktop speed improvement, change themes, manage GNOME extensions, bar changes, and much more.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Gnome Tweak on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Gnome Tweak on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Gnome Tweak on Ubuntu 20.04.
By default, Gnome Tweak is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command to install the Gnome Tweak repository on your Ubuntu system:
sudo apt install gnome-tweaks
Step 3. Accessing Gnome Tweak on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, open with the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> Tweaks. Alternatively, execute the below command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gnome Tweak. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Gnome Tweak on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Gnome Tweak website.